What is the present?
It is one day at a time; one hour at a time and one moment at a time that we must learn to live our lives. Not only that… it’s really all we have to work with. The gift is the success in the moment.
That’s why it’s referred to as the “Present.” Plan for the future of course, but don’t let it consume your greater consciousness. Remember to live in day tight boxes. Reminisce in the past occasionally for nostalgic pleasures or for the purpose of therapy and growth. Just remember that the living is on this day and it can only be rich when you savor the moment, engaging the present. These simple yet profound words are the carriers of great wisdom, great success, great wealth and great abundance.
Isn’t it true that just about anyone can deal with all the fears, pains, and challenges of just one day?
Can we be joyful for just one day?
Can we experience innate joy for just one day, one hour, one moment at a time?
How about experiencing the beauty of life all day for one whole day? Could you do it? Could you manage to not complain, judge, or condemn, for just one whole day and experience gratitude instead?
Try it… If you had a little extra power than normal in your life to help what do you think? Then could you do it? For just one day!
You see, it’s when we start to take on, weeks, years, multiple worries, and multiple possibilities all at once that we multiply our troubles. We can drive ourselves mad with such an occupation, destroying whatever chance we may have had for abundance and success right here today.
When you add the burdens of yesterday called the past, and fears of tomorrow called the future to your present 24 hours with which you have to live, troubles creep in and steal the present. You literally rob yourself. You overload your nervous system and effectively prevent peace and serenity from entering. It can also halt your positive actions in their tracks.
The challenges of today are plenty and all that you are reasonably prepared to handle without overloading your wagon. Be advised future tripping, past wallowing, overloading etc. as a habit is monumentally ineffective in producing what you desire. Of course, unless misery and failure are what you seek.
If you refuse to live in the moment, then you are cutting yourself off from your conscious connection with the present. You cannot effectively live in the heart of today. The heart of today is where you create both the now and the future. If you cut yourself off from that connection consciously you’ve essentially removed your hands from the wheel and you are just along for the ride. Your present moments are what helps to build your future, and yet you’re not here in the now to carry that job out. You rob yourself of the necessary resources for building the future you desire. Basically, you’re not showing up to do your job. You called in sick again and denied yourself the opportunity to get the work done today. You’re fired and now you’re just along for the ride!
If you cut yourself off from that connection consciously you’ve essentially removed your hands from the wheel and you are just along for the ride. Your present moments are what helps to build your future, and yet you’re not here in the now to carry that job out. You rob yourself of the necessary resources for building the future you desire. Basically, you’re not showing up to do your job. You called in sick again and denied yourself the opportunity to get the work done today. You’re fired and now you’re just along for the ride!
To succeed in life, you have to show up and take action every day. You’ll need to show up every day and take right action every day if you want to succeed in life. You have to become a self-disciplined and self- motivated person to succeed big in your daily job and in life. It takes perseverance and dedication to yourself, your business, your dreams, and your vision. When you do you win and win big in this industry and in life.
How can you build your abundant future when you are not on site to provide the necessary labor and intellectual input today? Let me explain. When you refuse to be a part of the present moment, you are cut off from a huge portion of your being. That’s just a fact. Intuition cannot access your intellect. There is a two-way broadcast center inside each of us but you can not use it to send intention and receive inspiration and energy from the universe. The phone is ringing off the hook but there is nobody home. I realize I’m sounding rather metaphysical here again, but check out some quantum physics facts sometime and try and dispute the evidence of what I’m saying.
Let me explain. When you refuse to be a part of the present moment, you are cut off from a huge portion of your being. That’s just a fact. Intuition cannot access your intellect. There is a two-way broadcast center inside each of us but you can not use it to send intention and receive inspiration and energy from the universe. The phone is ringing off the hook but there is nobody home. I realize I’m sounding rather metaphysical here again, but check out some quantum physics facts sometime and try and dispute the evidence of what I’m saying.
You see, life may be trying to teach you and coincidently receive your requests today. But what if you’re out of the office again. Elvis has left the building… What kind of business is getting done while you are gone? How much work right here in the present is being applied to your future? While you linger in the past or project your supposed future, or cook yourself in a tangle of your own overloaded circuits – you miss the opportunity to use the present. There is work to be done to succeed in life and in your business, and the time and place to do it are right here in the “here and now.”
Life is still happening around you and the future is being created no matter where you may be at. You are present within the parameters of the “now” creation that is being formed. However, when you detach from the present you are no longer playing an active role co-creating the existence you desire, and you miss all that life is offering you today.
Opportunity smiles, waves, and passes you by. You haphazardly subject yourself to the conditions that come your way because of your inactive role in creating your life today. You become the victim of your own inactivity. Or even worse, you focus so much energy on your past woe, or future fears, that you begin to attract more of it in your life. These are toxic and dangerous, dangerous habits.
It is critical to focus on what is great about your life today. What is awesome right now? Your focus must shift away from what you don’t have and what you want, and towards what is excellent right now.
What are ten things you already have in life that you would not give up for one million dollars? Can you list ten things today? See if you can do it. You have to shift your focus away from lack to answer this question. Your attention must move away from a conscious attitude of lack in your life and towards an attitude of abundance if you intend to produce and experience a windfall of success in your business and life. If you focus on what’s missing you will attract more lack into your life. It will be the reality you experience because it becomes your focus.
A focus is like a magnifying glass and a filter all at the same time. The energy you radiate attracts more of the same. It is like a magnet, and attraction is the principle. You must change the energy input you use to create your reality to change your reality. Focus resonate energy upon abundance, gratitude, and wealth instead of lack, despair, or what you don’t have yet.
You must become attractive to what you do desire. Negative energy cannot attract what’s positive into your life. It will utterly repel it. You simply can’t expect to manifest or experience contentment, gratitude, or wealth when you focus on lack and what you don’t have. That’s just the way that nature works, this principle is as reliable as gravity. You don’t have to see gravity to witness its effects.
You must focus on and experience gratitude and abundance if you wish to attract and experience it in life. The principle of focus is powerful and you should eventually learn to master its science. What you learn to focus on in life expands.
Are you here and present in the moment, or are you somewhere else most of the time? Are you focusing on gratitude and abundance that you already possess, or on lack, on things you want, and what you don’t have? Where do you intend to spend the remainder of today, the days to come, and what do you intend to experience?
Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “When you change the way you look at things in life, the things in your life change.” Only you can accept responsibility for this, and the only time you have to accomplish this shift in consciousness is right here, right now, in the present. Life is not the bully many make it out to be when they realize how much power they have to shape their own lives and their destiny. Don’t blame others, God, or life until you first thoroughly examine your part and role in things. Learn what your part is and own it!
Will you take responsibility today and make your worthy goals the most likely outcome in your life? Or will you defer the building of your greatest life for yet another day?
You meet with divinity in the now whatever conception of “God” you may or may not have. I’m not getting religious on you here I’m just making a point by speaking to everyone. Now is where you find the support, inspiration, hope, guidance, resources and power necessary in the universe to create a life of success and abundance. You will not find it in yesterday, and you will not find it future tripping your tomorrows. GOD, divinity, spirit, providence, whatever you may call it, may have shown up for you yesterday and maybe not, but if you were not here in the present today to receive the gift, how would you know? You missed the opportunity that is in the right now. I hate to sound redundant but this point is essential for you to understand.
You will not find it in yesterday, and you will not find it future tripping your tomorrows. GOD, divinity, spirit, providence, whatever you may call it, may have shown up for you yesterday and maybe not, but if you were not here in the present today to receive the gift, how would you know? You missed the opportunity that is in the right now. I hate to sound redundant but this point is essential for you to understand.
Einstein’s definition of insanity is to do the same things expecting different results. Most of us have heard this saying before. But it’s the same for future tripping and morbid past re-enactments. Lack, fear, guilt, sorrow, and remorse will never produce the prize you desire. Don’t sizzle yourself in the mental frying pan.
Why put your attention there? You must begin to restructure the now and begin to reveal the life you desire today, not yesterday, not tomorrow, and not someday. The gift is in the moment. It’s in the present that you find and create the life that you have desired. If you have mentally traumatic hang-ups that are preventing your progress there are remedies to deal with the specific issues and it depends on the specifics of the malady.
But… the now is where the living miracle takes place. Don’t look to create it elsewhere. You will not find it by placing blame on others or even looking at yourself in an unkind way. Keep both eyes right here in the present. Indeed this is the fertile ground where you must put action, intention, and attention to work for you. You must learn to travel this road to success living it one day at a time, one hour at a time, and sometimes one moment at a time. The focus is a vitally important aspect of your being. You must direct it appropriately for the tasks at hand.
You see, living life one day at a time usually sounds quite simple. But it is more than what it may first appear to be to the untrained eye. It is actually a much harder discipline to actually master than you may at first realize. You must have a strategy to continually apply this technique to your life or the positive impact of your first attempts will tend to dissipate. Established negative habits of thinking must be eradicated from your mind if they do not continually serve your worthy ambitions in life. New routes that support your worthy ambitions must become the well-beaten paths in your consciousness (new habits). They must support you.
Dave Schlueter is a successful internet marketing advisor, especially in the Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) industry. To learn more successful tips to solve the business and life success equation visit the success tips tab at his blog site. Learn how to avoid the three deadly mistakes that keep most people enslaved to a life of mediocrity and debt never able to break free and skyrocket to success even when a great success opportunity is knocking at their door by clicking the link.
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